All Clear: Buildings 9 and 17 reopened

Gas alarm prompted closure and investigation of buildings, no problems detected




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8:10 a.m. update:

The microelectronics and engineering buildings (buildings 17 and 9) reopened just before 8 a.m.

The buildings had been closed since Henrietta fire crews and county hazmat responded to campus this morning after a gas alarm sounded about 4:45 a.m. in the microelectronics building (Building 17). The building was unoccupied, and no one was injured. As a precaution, the adjacent engineering building (Building 9) was also closed.

Hazmat teams thoroughly checked the buildings, and no problems were detected. Exams that were scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. were relocated, but regular exam schedules have resumed.

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7:45 a.m. May 15:

Henrietta fire crews and county hazmat responded to campus this morning after a gas alarm sounded about 4:45 a.m. in the microelectronics building (Building 17). The building was unoccupied, and no one was injured. No immediate danger has been detected. As a precaution, hazmat teams are thoroughly checking the building, which is temporarily closed, along with the adjacent engineering building (Building 9). Stay tuned for details.

Any student with 8 a.m. exams in either building should meet in Infinity Quad to receive further instructions.

Stay tuned for details.

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